This large Clovis point was discovered in April, 1988 during the excavation of the East Wenatchee Clovis site. The site is located in central Washington in Douglas County. It was found laying next to three other large fluted Clovis points at the edge of an ancient pit that contained more than 60 stone and bone Clovis culture artifacts. It's believed that this Clovis point has been resharpened one or more times. This point is made of a very pure, translucent clear to white agate that may have been quarried from outcrops among Columbia River basalts east of the archaeological site. It measures 5 5/8 inches (22 cm) long, 2 9/16 inches (6.6 cm) wide and 1/2 inch (1.2 cm) thick.
WENATCHEE CLOVIS SITE
One of the most spectacular archaeological discoveries ever made in the study of Early Paleo bone and stone artifacts occurred near East Wenatchee, Washington in 1987. The site is located in an apple orchard near the Columbia River in central Washington. The initial find was made by workers who were digging a ditch for an irrigation pipe line.